alarming number of consumers have had their personal information stolen and their accounts raided and used to buy things. malicious parties, according to a new piece of research from Deloitte

In fact, no less than one in five consumers say that they have experienced this unfortunate scenario – and close to 40% of respondents said that they stole data (or destroyed) because of a virus or some form of malware.

In addition, nearly half of respondents said that they felt that they had been targeted by cybercriminals.

Lack of trust

confidence also slipped in organizations that store personal information, only 23% of respondents expressing trust in these companies, compared with 29% previously – not surprising, considering some of the major disorders later (of course TalkTalk springs immediately to mind, the company is busy trying to restore the vast damage that was done to his reputation)

The vast majority -. Three-quarters of respondents, in fact – also said that if the company shed their data, they will think again about the use of the firm

code BBC reported that Simon Borwick, director of cyber-risk teams Deloitte, commented: “. Many organizations are struggling to prepare themselves to deal with a wide variety of cyber attacks. Cyber ​​security has moved beyond simply being a problem of IT and now is a business-wide risk that requires immediate attention at the highest level. “

As predicted, the frequency and scale of cyber-attacks increased during 2015, and it is likely to do it again next year. TalkTalk, of course, not be the last big company, humbled by hackers, that much is for sure …